Skip to comments.Shocking Moment Cop floored woman with savage sucker punch during parade
Posted on 10/01/2012 3:31:28 PM PDT by Altariel
This is the shocking moment a police sergeant punched a young woman in the face because he thought she sprayed silly string at him during a peaceful parade.
The video was recorded during yesterday's 50th anniversary Puerto Rican Day parade in Philadelphia - where around 1,500 people were in attendance.
The 36-second clip shows a number of people milling around enjoying the festivities in the 'City of Brotherly Love'.
From the left-hand side, someone can be seen throwing an unidentified liquid towards a group of police officers.
At the same time, a young woman is walking past - who also gets hit by the liquid.
As she turns around to see where it came from, a police officer in a white shirt - which means he has acquired the rank of sergeant - comes towards the woman and delivers a brutal punch to her face, knocking her to the ground.
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and the police union is supporting him fully
Yet another convenient “sound byte” video which only shows the part that the cop-haters want you to see. What led up to this? I can’t believe that a cop would just assault a woman at random. I’ll guarantee that there is a progression here that is not shown or known just by watching this culminating incident.
If the cop was assaulted, he had every right to use force against the assaulter, especially one who’s fleeing (she was walking away in a crowd.) Stop with the summary Rodney-King-style verdicts until we know the whole story.
This ought to be an easy decision. “You are fired.”
However, if they haven’t fired the offending officer by now, they probably will not, unless there is sufficient attention brought to the story.
Maybe if she licked his boot he would have spared her the punch.
That, is why people hate the police.
That pig better hope she doesn’t have any brothers with my disposition.
“Stop with the summary Rodney-King-style verdicts until we know the whole story.”
But your piece is premised on “if she assaulted him.”
You have no idea whether she did or not. So how come your summary verdict is okay and others’ summary verdicts are not??????
Are cops free of sin natures? Are they fully pure and righteous, untainted?
Looked to me like to girl also got sprayed as she was almost BEHIND the officer. Watching carefully, you can see the silly string coming in from the left side. In thid case, the officer DID over react. Lawsuit time.
Cop black. Woman white. No story.
Even if she was the one who sprayed him, that would only justify arrest.
Police brutality, plain and simple.
If the cop was assaulted, he had every right to use force against the assaulter, especially one whos fleeing (she was walking away in a crowd.) Stop with the summary Rodney-King-style verdicts until we know the whole story.
She wasn’t running and she certainly wasn’t a large woman. Why couldn’t he just grab her and slap cuffs on her? He needed to punch her first, that’s proper?
Except that she didn’t do anything - she was just there (as the video plainly shows). Do you suppose it was his training to randomly target citizens to assault?
“If the cop was assaulted, he had every right to use force against the assaulter, especially one whos fleeing (she was walking away in a crowd.) Stop with the summary Rodney-King-style verdicts until we know the whole story.”
Sorry, slowly walking away and then turning back to look at the cop doesn’t count as fleeing.
Even if she was running that would only justify tackling her. The cop has a right to defend himself. He doesn’t have the right to attack anyone.
Police are presumed to be a little above the impulses of the average person; their hands are largely tied, and it is understood throught their own training that this is the case. Much more so if we’re talking about a command-level officer.
This is easily understood in a courtroom where witnesses include a police officer and a violator (I know, I have been there.) The judge rightly gives deference to the account of the officer over the perpetrator. Otherwise, we would have no basis for truth in justice. Perhaps the cop is corrupt and a liar, but the stringent screening process to be a peace office is designed (hopefully) to weed out those with these types of character defects before he even gets to the point of dealing with the public.
Let me ask you this? What other perfect stranger would you call in the event of an impending life-threatening event, given you don’t have the legal or practical power to stop it? A random guy on the street, or a police officer?
I believe that I would be the one going to jail.
As evidenced here, they are subject to the same sin natures and wicked impulses of any other individual.
And given that police have been caught and fined for lying in court, any judge or jury who automatically takes their testimony as true is foolish.
A random guy in the street is more trustworthy than a government employee when the government employee is clearly evidenced to be in the wrong.
Worshipers of government employees, however, object to that notion.
As he/she/it believes, the word of a government employee is of more value and more trustworthy than the word of a random person on the street.
Hardly a conservative opinion.
Again, the point, which was completely lost on you, is that the video DOES NOT show everything, certainly not what led up to the incident, which could have been many minute prior.
Are you no better than the Occuparasites that like to show police arresting them minutes after they assault and resist?
Give an “offended minority” a badge and a gun and you can guarantee an overreaction.
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